How To Remedy Subfloor Water Damage in Your Home’s Basement

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The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60 percent of US homes have wet basements caused by everything from rain runoff to leaky pipes.

This issue is more than a simple nuisance because it can ruin everything in your finished basement or damage the subfloor of the level above. You don’t need a large leak to get enough moisture to buckle flooring or spawn mold, and even if you’re careful about cleaning up quickly, you can end up with ...

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A Homeowner’s Guide To Routine Sump Pump Maintenance

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Water damage can be costly. Not only can it damage your home, but it can also cause health issues, including asthma, skin irritation, and long-term health problems. 

Keeping water out through basement waterproofing and using a sump pump is a good way to prevent these issues. But the sump pump is only good if it is ready to work when it’s needed. 

To keep it in top condition, it’s important to complete routine sump pump maintenance throughout the year. Let’s take ...

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The Trouble of Poured Concrete Foundations (And How We Fix Them)

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Did you know that concrete is one of the strongest man-made materials you can use in homes? Depending on what the material mixes with, how much water to add, and other factors, poured concrete can stand up to extreme weight and weather conditions. These qualities make poured concrete foundations an excellent option for your home. 

Sometimes even concrete can weather and disappoint. Issues with water seepage, cracking, or chipping can be costly foundational issues that could wreak havoc on your home and ...

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All the Reasons To Include Waterproofing With Your Home’s Pest Control

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Did you know every year, termites cause over $5 billion in property damage? This figure doesn’t even include the damage they cause to crops and infrastructure. When you consider this astonishing number, you can see why pest control services have never been more in demand.

You might think that pest control services are something you only need when you have an infestation, but that conception is wrong and can end up costing you time, money, and property value. The truth is, ...

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6 Common Sump Pump Problems (and How to Troubleshoot Them)

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Sump pumps are like fire extinguishers or first aid kits. You may not need them on a regular basis, but they are of extreme importance during basement flooding emergencies. According to research, about 98% of US basements suffer some type of water damage, which means having a sump pump is essential in escaping sump pump problems.

Having a sump pump means you have the first line of defense against basement flooding, regardless of whether it was caused by a leak ...

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Preparing for Professional Crawl Space Encapsulation: Your Ultimate Checklist

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Crawl spaces are a popular option for new-build construction projects, as they tend to run on the cheaper side. The only problem is that crawl spaces have a tendency to trap moisture, leading to the growth of mold and fungi.

Crawl space encapsulation is the perfect solution for any homeowner with a damp or water-damaged crawl space. With our top-to-bottom liners, you can keep moisture out, protect your home, and increase your storage space.

The question is, what can you ...

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Keeping Dry: How Does the Basement Waterproofing Process Work?

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You can see the streaks of water. You can smell the musty odor. You’ve even noticed mold growing in parts of your basement. 

As such, you’re seriously considering utilizing basement waterproofing services. The question is: how does the basement waterproofing process work? 

That’s a great question and one that we can answer. So, without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the basement waterproofing process. 

What Is Basement Waterproofing?

To understand how basement waterproofing works, you must first understand what basement ...

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5 Signs of Basement Damage Home Buyers Need to Look Out For

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Buying a home is an exciting time in someone’s life, but it can also be overwhelming. You’ll be dreaming about relaxing in your new backyard while also worrying about the areas that need to be fixed up. The good news is that you can avoid a huge headache by knowing what to look out for ahead of time.

As you begin to narrow down your favorite potential homes, it’s important that you look at the damage that you need to deal ...

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The Different Types of Mold Found in Basements

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Do you see signs of mold growth in your home?

Often, the mold you see is nothing but the tip of the iceberg. Not only does it damage your home, but it also poses deadly health risks. The last thing you would want is to expose yourself and your family to a silent killer.

To keep your home safe and healthy, it’s crucial to know how to spot these hidden threats early. This article covers the types of mold that could ...

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Crawl Space vs. Attic: What’s the Difference?

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Crawl spaces and attics, what are they? 

Can they both be used as storage spaces? What’s inside a crawlspace? Is having a crawl space or an attic in your home a bad thing? These are some of the most common questions people have about these two installations. 

If you want to know the difference between the two, or what you can do with your crawl space (or if you should even have one), you’ve come to the right place.

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